Types of Data Visualization and Their Uses

In today’s data-first business environment, the ability to convey complex information in an understandable and visually appealing manner is paramount. Different types of data visualization help transform analyzed data into comprehensible visuals for all types of audiences, from novices to experts. In fact, research has shown that the human brain can process images in as little as…

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5 Key Strategies for Making Data Visualization Accessible

“If I can’t picture it, I can’t understand it.” —Albert Einstein Research has found that 65% of the general population are visual learners, meaning they need to see information as images to understand it. The business world confirms this: Visualization is essential in driving success. Take, for instance, data visualization, or, the art of translating data into…

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Three Key Commandments of Effective Dashboards

A dashboard is a visual snapshot of business performance using KPIs (key performance indicators) to help users make smarter, data-driven decisions. An effective dashboard simplifies the visual representation of complex data and helps stakeholders understand, analyze, and present key insights at a glance. At the core, the objective of a dashboard is to make complex…

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Data Literacy Trends in 2024

Data literacy has become a critical skill in today’s technology-driven world. As we begin 2024, the importance of data literacy trends cannot be overstated. Organizations are recognizing that data is no longer just a byproduct of their operations but a valuable asset that can drive informed decision-making.  Data novices are individuals who lack the skills…

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Data Visualization Tools

From social media interactions to online purchases, online activity leaves behind a trail of valuable information. However, this abundance of data presents a unique challenge for businesses and organizations: How can they make sense of this vast sea of information and use it to their advantage? This is where data analysis and data visualization tools…

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Storytelling with Data: Crafting Compelling Narratives

Imagine you’re in a meeting and the analytics team bombards you with numbers. Sales have dropped by X%. Ad spend has increased by Y%. Cost-per-click is now Z. The meeting ends, and you promptly forget everything. What if the analytics team had instead turned those raw numbers into a memorable narrative? That’s the idea behind…

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Data Visualization Best Practices

Good data visualizations boost business data literacy by presenting well-thought-out dashboards or reports that show data assets for quicker and more straightforward consumption. Following data visualization best practices leads to positive outcomes for organizations. These benefits include reducing the time and costs of questions data consumers ask by answering them up front in the data visualizations. Additionally, good visualizations increase consistency…

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Precisely Adds 3D Visualization Capabilities to Newest Version of MapInfo Pro

According to a new press release, Precisely, a global leader in data integrity, has unveiled MapInfo Pro v2023, the latest iteration of its widely used desktop Geographic Information System (GIS). This release introduces new 3D visualization tools that enable users to explore risks and opportunities in a three-dimensional space. Additionally, MapInfo Pro now seamlessly integrates…

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Smart Data Visualization Tells a Story Your Users Will Love

The Wharton School of Management reports that only half of an audience is convinced by a purely verbal presentation, but that number jumps to over two-thirds when visuals are added. Why is that? The answer is simple. Our brains grasp and respond to images, colors, and patterns and more quickly assimilate information. Presenting data with colors…

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Becoming Data-Driven Without a Data Analyst

Data analysts are an important part of modern business, and this article will not argue otherwise. But it will argue that not every company, department, and team needs a data analyst to become data-driven. Before being hired as senior product manager of a data integration platform, I had little experience working directly with data tools. But I knew…

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